Rage Against the Municipal

Dani Paradis and Tim Querengesser
A pop-up journalism project focused on the 2021 municipal elections in Alberta.
Created 21 Jan 2021
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  • Why Alberta Voters Rejected Negativity
    29 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    Okotoks Mayor Tanya Thorn. Screen capture from Facebook. It wasn’t just Calgary and Edmonton where the municipal vote on October 18 shook aging ideas about the status quo in Alberta. The shaking was f...
  • City Charters Are The Answer To Sean Chu
    26 Oct 2021 • 3 min read
    Councillor Sean Chu will not resign and make the problem that he creates for powerful people in Alberta go away. As a result, we should expect the pressure to remove Chu from public office to intensif...
  • Why Tomorrow's Municipal Elections Are Provincial Elections
    18 Oct 2021 • 8 min read
    Photo: Canva. The past 20 months of the pandemic have often felt like one recurring day. But that feeling of unwanted repetition has spilled into the 2021 municipal election, too. This election has fe...
  • Municipal Round-Up — October 15: Vote Unsplitting
    15 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    First, what’s happening with Rage? Co-editor Tim Querengesser and I have enjoyed building this newsletter over the past nine months. We’re going to stick around after the vote, but we’re going to take...
  • Putting the 'Trust' in Trustees
    14 Oct 2021 • 3 min read
    In the 2017 municipal election in Edmonton, the issue of gay-straight student alliances (GSAs) was such a provincial hot topic that it dominated the school board trustee election, which happens in Oct...
  • After 100 posts, Rage looks back at our hits
    14 Oct 2021 • 7 min read
    Photo: Canva Our newsletter was looking at this year’s municipal elections in Alberta before a single candidate had planted a sign in a lawn. We were here before more than 25 people decided they shoul...
  • In Fort McMurray, politics are shifting from hovercraft dreams to reality
    12 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    Photo: Highway 63 and downtown Fort McMurray. Darren Kirby. Creative Commons license. Civic issues in the Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo region once revolved around how to spend the near endless supply of...
  • How one Lethbridge city clerk is fighting for democracy
    09 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    Screen capture from City of Lethbridge YouTube channel. Bonnie Hilford knew that Lethbridge couldn’t afford a repeat. “I could not bear another 27 percent voter turnout, as we had in 2017,” she says, ...
  • Municipal Round-Up — October 8: Screwing Up Ballots
    08 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    Election Surprises? This week we were joined by University of Calgary instructor and fellow municipal nerd Paul Fairie to discuss the referenda, city charters, and the more than 25 people who want to ...
  • Kim Krushell wants to Be Bold
    06 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    As a part of a Municipal Election series, I’m reaching out to Edmonton mayoral candidates to write a profile. We asked you, our readers, about things you’re concerned about when thinking about Edmonto...
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